Ali Sahabi, GEC

Ali Sahabi

About Ali Sahabi

Ali Sahabi has been a licensed General Engineering Contractor (GEC) since 1993, and is a principal at Optimum Seismic, Inc. He has completed hundreds of seismic retrofitting and adaptive reuse projects for multifamily residential, commercial, and industrial buildings throughout California.
18 March, 2019

5.5 earthquake hit Indonesia on Sunday

By |2019-03-18T18:03:12+00:00March 18th, 2019|Related News|

On Sunday Indonesia was hit with a 5.5 magnitude earthquake that caused landslides and floods in killed dozens of people. Indonesia is exposed to many natural disasters because it is part of the Ring of Fire, where the majority of the world’s earthquakes and volcanic activity occurs.

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18 March, 2019

Quake hit Ribbonwood, California

By |2019-03-18T17:59:55+00:00March 18th, 2019|Related News|

Ribbonwood, California was hit with a quake of 3.3 magnitude at 1:55 am. According to the USGS the epic center was 17 miles from Palm Desert.

For more info, please read the original article by LA Times:
https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-earthquakesa-earthquake-33-quake-strikes-near-ribbonwood-calif-zxcj-story.htmll

15 March, 2019

218 buildings in Whatcom County Washington Prone to collapse in an earthquake

By |2019-03-15T18:15:34+00:00March 15th, 2019|Related News|

Washington state’s first statewide inventory of brick and stone structures built before 1958, have found that Whatcom County has 218 buildings  at risk of collapsing during a major earthquake. John Gargett, deputy director of the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Division of Emergency Management said, “It would be a massive effort to […]

13 March, 2019

2011 Japan Earthquake: Tohoku-oki

By |2019-03-13T18:35:28+00:00March 13th, 2019|Related News|

This week marks the eighth anniversary of Japan’s earthquake that was destructive. It occurred on March 11, 2011 when a 9.1 magnitude earthquake hit Japan. It caused 15,890 deaths and 2,590 missing people.

For more info, please read the original article by Decode Science:
https://www.decodedscience.org/the-2011-japan-earthquake-old-faults-reactivated-and-the-impact-of-climate-change-geoscience-7-13-march-2019/64430

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13 March, 2019

4,500 Washington buildings at risk of collapsing during a major earthquake

By |2019-03-13T20:27:12+00:00March 13th, 2019|Related News|

A new report from the Washington State Department of Commerce is warning that 4,500 buildings in Washington are at risk of collapsing if a major earthquake were to strike. It is confirmed 1,100 of the buildings are Unreinforced Masonry buildings. The buildings were identified using certain criteria.

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5 March, 2019

New assessment of earthquake hazard

By |2019-03-05T22:48:18+00:00March 5th, 2019|Related News|

Recently, Geophysicists at Caltech have created a new method for determining earthquake hazards. They applied this new method to the fault underneath Los Angeles found the strongest earthquake is likely to occur along between 6.8 and 7.1 and a magnitude 6.8 about 50% stronger than the 1994 Northridge earthquake can […]

1 March, 2019

Los Angeles’ earthquake early warning app has won buzz in recent weeks

By |2019-03-01T18:19:23+00:00March 1st, 2019|Related News|

Many users of the ShakeAlert app are worried about the app crashing in a moment of need and are wondering why their location has to be on with the app. Since the app hasn’t been put to the test yet, since there hasn’t been a major earthquake. When Mayor Eric […]

27 February, 2019

Pasadena City Council approves modified ‘Soft Story’ retrofit ordinance

By |2019-02-27T20:35:25+00:00February 27th, 2019|Related News|

The Pasadena City Council approved the creation of an ordinance requiring retrofit for wood soft-story residential buildings citywide. The council amended the original recommendation to remove buildings with four or fewer units and adjust the timeline.

For more info, please read the original article by Pasadena Now :
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